Interesting Things to Do in NYC
It takes a pretty tough exterior not to find things of interest in New York
City. With over 1,600,000 people living in a 22-square-mile area on the island of Manhattan alone, it is hard to imagine anyone getting bored. After hitting the major tourist highlights, here a few other things of interest that the city offers.
"The house that Ruth (Babe Ruth, that is) built" is in the Bronx. Yankee Stadium, though considered by many to be "the evil empire of baseball," is loaded with New York energy and fans here take their baseball seriously. Easily accessible by subway (7 Line), a summertime trip and a spot on the bleachers is quintessential New York. Bleacher seats are cheap, too.
The Ear Inn
At 326 Spring Street, close to the Hudson River, is the landmark tavern known as the Ear Inn. Built in 1817, this building was done in the federal style and is one of the last of its kind still standing in the city. The original owner, James Brown, was an aide to none other than George Washington. Late nights on Monday you can stop by for free, live music with local songwriters.
For a tour off the beaten track, head to midtown and west towards the Hudson river. There you will find the heliport of Liberty Helicopter, which offers short, jaw dropping helicopter tours of Manhattan. Three different tours, from 8 to 20 minutes, are available. Up to six passengers can go up in a single trip.
Claire Taylor is a health, wellness and travel writer with credits in publications such as "Woman's Day," "Marie Claire," "Adirondack Life" and "Self." Taylor is also a seasoned independent traveler, as well as a certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant.